What are cryptocurrencies? Are they money, are they stocks or are they something else insidious and dangerous? The answers depend on who you ask. In this talk, hear about the history of money and ledger technologies in the development of modern economies. Discover why blockchain technology is such a revolutionary development. Who are the likely winners and losers from this innovation, and what does this mean for your economic future?
Jason Potts is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, and Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub, the first social science research institute on Blockchain in the world. Dr Potts is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and one of Australia’s top economists, specialising in long run economic growth, innovation economics and institutional economics. He has written five books and published over 80 articles on these themes, and is a regular media commentator.
7:30 PM @The Grill, Garden State Hotel, 101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Entrance over 18 | The venue is wheelchair accessible.